Saturday, March 28, 2009
Julius, the Baby of the World
Julius, the Baby of the World, by Kevin Henkes, is about two opinions that do not meet. A little bit about Kevin Henkes--Kevin Henkes and his award winning books are famous throughout the United States. He's written many books about mice, like Chester's Way, and Lily's Purple Plastic Purse (If You Give a Mouse a Cookie? NO! Different author). I, and all my second grade classmates, had to write a book based on Chester's Way. Know what mine is called? Victor's Way! Now, on with the story.
Julius, the Baby of the World, is about Lily, her baby brother, and her parents. The parents think that Julius is the "baby of the world." Lily thinks the opposite. It takes a party for Julius where a cousin insults her brother (using the same words Lily had been using) to drive Lily to loving Julius. Because after all, he is her brother.
I recommend this book for ages four through seven, and the children's lucky parents. It is funny, smart, and sweet